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Deaths in History in 1783

  • Jan 15 William Alexander, Lord Stirling, American general (American Revolutionary War leader), dies at 57
  • Feb 6 Lancelot "Capability" Brown, English landscape architect who designed over 170 parks, dies at about 67
  • Mar 30 William Hunter, Scottish anatomist and physician, dies at 64
  • Apr 11 Nikita I Panin, Russian earl/ambassador in Denmark, dies at 64
  • Apr 16 Christian Mayer, Czech Catholic priest and astronomer, dies at 63
  • May 3 Pieter Valck(x), South Netherlands sculptor, dies at 49
  • May 23 James Otis, American lawyer, dies
  • Aug 6 Willem Bachiene, vicar/theologist/geography/astronomer, dies at 70

Person of interestLeonhard Euler

Sep 18 Leonhard Euler, Swiss mathematician (Euler's Constant), dies of a brain hemorrhage at 76

Mathematician Leonhard Euler
Mathematician
Leonhard Euler
  • Sep 18 Benjamin Kennicott, English churchman and Hebrew scholar, dies at 65
  • Sep 27 Étienne Bézout, French mathematician (b. 1730)

Person of interestJean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert

Oct 29 Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert, French philosopher and mathematician (Encyclopédie), dies at 66

Enlightenment Philosopher Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert
Enlightenment Philosopher
Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert
  • Nov 22 John Hanson, American Continental Congressman and 1st US President under Articles of Confederation, dies at 68
  • Nov 23 Yoriyuki Arima, Japanese mathematician (approximated the value of pi and its square, pi^2), dies at 68
  • Dec 13 Pehr Wilhelm Wargentin, Swedish astronomer (b. 1717)
  • Dec 16 Sir William James, British naval commander (b. 1720)